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Expand your collection with automated workflows and easy discovery

What if you could increase the size of your collection, for a fraction of the cost of the expensive traditional interlibrary loan process? With Innovative Resource Sharing, now you can.

By joining a resource sharing network, your users are instantly connected to millions of new titles, without having to invest in new materials. These resources are displayed in a shared discovery interface for an intuitive process that enhances the user experience. Users simply search the catalog, and easily check-out or place materials on hold—without any additional work necessary by library staff. Patrons, students, and faculty receive physical materials in as little as two days, and electronic materials almost immediately.

Resource Sharing makes lending and borrowing materials as easy as a local hold requests. Libraries who join see a dramatic increase in their circulation as a result of the increased visibility and ease of use of the shared catalog. Best of all, libraries see their cost to participate cut by as much as 90% compared with traditional ILL costs.

Innovative Resource Sharing works with all integrated library systems on the market today. Any library, any size, and any region can join and benefit from a resource sharing network.

Case Study: MOBIUS – Equal Access Throughout Missouri

MOBIUS, a Missouri-based library consortium that includes 75 academic, public and special libraries, is dedicated to providing equal access to library materials for all users in the state. Founded in 1998, MOBIUS continually adds libraries to the consortium and implements new programs that empower library users through improved access to an expanding union catalog of… Read more »

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